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Dec 30, 2012 5:30am PST
becoming another somalia. >> the concerns is that everyone is talking about the fighter is not being able to move forward and make a decisive victory, particularly in a major town. they have not been able to make a decisive victory, particularly in aleppo. they have not been able to take control or return the tide in regards to the gains made. right now, what we're going to see is further tragedy, the humanitarian plight in the country, more casualties, and since yesterday, we have seen them stepping up their operations as strikes get underway on the outskirts of damascus, basically everywhere in the country. we're talking about huge casualties here today across the country. >> thank you so much. brahimi, the arab league on voice as as it gets worse, they are looking at others. >> there are four million people in syria in desperate condition. 2 million displaced and another 2 million may not have left their homes and villages but they lack even the most basic necessities. they are not a number. they're human beings. men, women. there are also half a million refugees, most of th
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
took off her training in somalia. they went to somalia and mauritania, and later on, some of them are just making them up, and a eventually they went to the religious movement in algeria and eventually became al qaeda. this is now an revolution, which reflects this. so there you have the volatile cocktail of politics and religion. because the motivation of the foot soldiers is to create an islamic state in nigeria. it is something that they dream of. there are videos. and a lot of rhetoric and fun yes, we want an islamic state. yes, one of their leaders went so far when the government was -- when political leaders were opposing amnesty and so forth, until we are willing to sit down and negotiate with him. we don't know what you want, and i said, don't be stupid, we know very well where their motivation is. that is the reason for the devastation of the north today. the country in which years of independence, certain sections of the country consider non-muslims, whether christians or non-muslims -- they consider them disposable material. an interesting thing happened. some of these were
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
very good question. look at somalia. look at more tanya. -- and more tanya -- look at another country. we would have thought africa is immune. in many ways, african religions, the world views, the perceptions have managed. the extremism in parts of the world, costing billions of lives, literally, in is time to remind africans of some of the ways of managing and also to tell the world. if that happens in other parts of the world, it affects africa sooner or later. tavis: do i detect in what you just said a critique of africa and being complicit in some of this stuff? >> of course. i am not pretending to write about africa in general. what is useful to the coming generations and the world. inevitably, and african- americans. we must also come to terms with our past and stop romanticizing certain features, including activities of africans, said that is just one of the things. tavis: yes. to the point you made a moment ago, i am always leery about asking about africa. it is such a vast continent. but talk about the struggle over the years and even now for africa to come to terms w
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
support what has turned out to be successful effort in somalia to eliminate al qaeda representatives. we have put a lot of money into that effort, and we put a lot of money into the counter-lra effort with respect uganda. >> we have learned some lessons, were things missing the first time around the need to have in the second second battalion, and what were those things? >> what we said to the drc government is that we want you to sign an m.o.u. with united nations to prevent the recruitment and retention of child soldiers in your entire military. not just in the battalion's we put in, but your entire military. they have now done that. it was done about 45 days ago. we also said as a part of this m.o.u., there must be complete vetting of all of the participants who would be a part of this battalion. >> it would be focused on human rights? >> exactly. we also said, you must keep this as a composite unit. you must pay them regularly. he must equip them. >> so those were not in the first m.o.u.? >> . demanded them the first time around, and we're insisting on them this t
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
palestinian state in judea and somalia and jerusalem. president obama adopted this approach and is calling upon us, the israelis to be the palestinian state can go back to 1967 lines. in my book i referred to a new paradigm. enough of the two state solution. it doesn't work. we traded for the last 20 years. we signed the oslo accord and they haven't received any peace. we tried with different engagements from god for anything for the long one that should be a three state solution and not two state solution. when i speak about three state solution, i speak about jordan, egypt and israel. i do not believe this to be a palestinian state in the land of judea and somalia because what was happening today in gaza. the range of islamic radical forces. u.s. yourself, do we want to see the same happening in jerusalem? i do not. in my book i have a lot of criticism regarding the administration, but there is some good decisions to eliminate osama bin laden. i see with the leadership in action when president obama decided to kill osama bin laden. they were ordering the troops to do it. 24 hours later t
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 12:00am PST
and human suffering. so -- and it ranks almost dead last and mo abrams index next to somalia. i was in somalia about five weeks ago. i tell you, i can understand that. so it's a tough place, it's a tough -- it's full of atrocities and human rights violations. and somehow we have to support the government of drc to do a better job and to take eastern congo and turn it -- it has incredible mineral -- some of the estimates are $24 trillion of wealth to bring out in the future. it could be a very rich country. >> let's talk briefly the fiscal cliff. your father has been very vocal about taxes. he says come on, bring it to me, tax me more. obviously you'll be in the firing line because you're not a poor man, are you. are you happy your father is leading this call for you to get -- >> no, because i hear from all my republican friends who don't like it. you know, the fiscal cliff, you talk about it, it's like -- you know, it's the result of poor behavior. no one should be surprised. you know, on the other hand the world doesn't end tomorrow if we go off the cliff. coke sells coca-cola, burlin
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
dropped -- greece's standing has dropped. somalia, north korea, and afghanistan are considered to be the most corrupt in the world. the report said, in greece, public confidence in the authorities had dropped significantly. >> there was this list where it emerged that former finance minister christine lagarde, now the imf chief, pastelist to her greek counterpart of people who were evading taxes, but -- passed a list to her greek counterpart of people who were evading taxes, but it was never pursued. >> politicians and officials are taking bribes, even as austerity programs continue. >> earlier, i spoke to the research head at transparency international. i asked which country had made the most progress in the last year at overcoming corruption. >> it is difficult to single out individual countries. what we want to focus on is the countries that stay at the top of our index. we have the scandinavian countries, countries like new zealand, where the commitment access to information, to the justice system working, to open budgeting, are long standing. the government show a long-term commitme
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
of them their lives. reporters without borders say somalia, syria and mexico are currently the most dangerous places for journalists. now we meet ana lilia perez, a mexican reporter and writer who found out first-hand that corruption, and not the drug cartels, is the biggest problem in mexico. we caught up with her here in germany. >> taking a walk without a bullet-proof vest -- that's been a liberating feeling for ana lilia pÉrez in the six months she's been in hamburg. at home in mexico she spent the past few years protected by bodyguards to ward off murderous attacks. >> it makes a huge difference to be living in one of the safest countries in the world -- a country where it's not normal to see people being gunned down on the street or where armed groups take over entire villages. this is very positive for me because it helps me realize that the things going on in my country are not normal and that mexicans shouldn't accept that situation as normal. >> the journalist was only 20 when she first made a name for herself as an investigative reporter for daily and weekly newspapers.
LINKTV
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
off the coast of somalia have been laid out for identification. relatives crowded the hospital. survivors said the boat capsized into its journey to yemen. >> in kenya, women and children are among the dead after rival land fighting between farmers and cattle herders. >> in just a few hour this is slage was turn into a scene of carnage. the men who attacked the people here use guns and machetes to kill and maim. among the dead and injured are women and children. the people of the village belong to seminomadic people who roam the land with their farm. each side claiming water and grazing fields in the territory belong to them. >> i believe this is a time to blame them. we need teamwork so that we can be able to help ours from this fighting that we're in. >> the region could be one of the most valuable untapped agricultural areas in the country. but kenya just months away from an election. experts say this is about power and money. >> it is really about politics and the forthcoming election. and it's about numbers. you have a grouping in which the community and the fight or the s
KCSMMHZ
Dec 19, 2012 2:30pm PST
somalia, pakistan, mexico, and brazil. in mexico, the drug wars between the cartels and the state continue to escalate, and journalists are often caught up in the crossfire. six reporters were killed for attempting to report on the drug trade, corruption, or human rights violations. >> egyptians go to the polls on saturday in a second round of voting on a draft constitution. opposition parties have been protesting against president morsi and his muslim brotherhood. democratic say it promotes an islamic agenda and was the country toward sharia law. there has been a rise in assaults against women. women in egypt are paying a high price for the country's revolution. violence and sexual assaults by men have become commonplace by day, evening, and night. the first brutal attacks took place during the revolution. an activist was filmed as she was set upon by dozens of men. >> the subways and buses are full of men. when we get in, they instantly tried to hit on us. it happens every day, but what choice do we have? we have got to go to university. >> a french reporter is group by a mob to
PBS
Dec 16, 2012 3:00pm PST
four countries, because it is so ethnically rifted -- the somalia and the yugoslavia of the middle east, and that would be a catastrophe. >> be careful what you wish for? >> yeah. the group that has been the most organized militarily has been allocated in the middle east -- al qaeda in the middle east. it will be the most powerful people if they fall -- >> that would be a failure of our policy. >> who gets the sarin gas? al qaeda. >> michigan is now the right to work state. >> this will attract more businesses to michigan. those businesses will need space. >> the owner of a michigan construction co., preceded by a union member who works at a general motors plant. michigan gov. rick sanders signed legislation -- rick snyder right to work legislation into law. the president said that what they're talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. a right to work at state, michigan? >> it is incredible. the republican legislature has passed this. there are two institutions that greeted the middle class in america with of the 10 states with the highest per capita income, alt
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
see flooding in somalia as well. thanks to this area of cloud. embedded in the system is a tropical cyclone it is a very weak one. it looks like the winds should not cause too much problem but already the clouds and rain already started over the horn of africa and we will see very heavy downpours headed toward tuesday. there will be flooding. a bit further north and here in doha, it should be fine and settled. just to the north, rain will be affecting in kuwait -- very wet and windy. >> the award you don't see, wednesday, 11:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. pacific. >> welcome back. let's have a recap of the top stories. syria piece of president bashar al-assad says he will do whatever he can to resolve the crisis in the country. his comments on state tv follow a meeting with u.n. peace envoy lakdar brahimi. a two-day mission to damascus. and afghan policeman killed a u.s. contractor in kabul in another so-called insider attack. the woman shot the man at a police compound in the capital. five afghan police were killed in a similar attack on sunday night. india's prime minister has appeale
CW
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
. we have been in somalia in the democratic republic of congo in sued an for more than -- sudan for more than three decades now, right? at the same time, there is a series of new crisis or recent chris ones in ivory coast and there is another major crisis this year. for us, it's a big challenge to have enough response or resources, both financial and human resources and in sudan, it's a big deal trying to find skilled staff. >> uh-huh. >> and to respond to and treat people in the hospital. yes, we're struggling with this and what we do is try to appeal to supporters and try to appeal to other organizations to step in. >> uh. >> we can't do it all ourselves. >> and you work for someone like the red cross? >> no. >> and you want to make sure that you're maximizing help can you put out there. >> what we want in a major emergency, what, ideally for us, i think we would have the capacity most of the time to respond to most of the medical needs, but it would be helpful to rely on other organizations, the planning and the role of u.n. organizations and this is what we try to do not to be o
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
cargo hold. you should remember the somalia al-shabaab -- much of south and central somalia. against this backdrop we begin our tenure with thoughts about away needed to do to be more effective. in general, we believe we had to have a more comprehensive and to be more and genuinely strategic approach. we had to invigorate the dip that are absolutely vital to the success. we knew more over that while the military intelligence community in law enforcement agencies were all firing on all cylinders civilians agencies here in the u.s. and government around world were not sufficiently engaged. and we recognize clearly that action was not enough to reduce the threat. as much as we wanted it to. with that in mind, we put a high priority on two key areas. one was the capacity building. the countries around the world could a better job dealing with the threats within the border and regions and recognizing we had to address what deputy national secure security adviser had labeled upstream factor of really a callization -- radicalization. we could blubt the attraction of violence and re
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am EST
partners need to know we are in it for more than our own security. in somalia after more than two decades of strife, this all-time mark the end of the transition. within the parliament and president. these are the hopeful signs of a new era in somalia that -- and that long suffering country. the mission in somalia had a strong financial support and training from the u.s. and partners. it could expel al shabob the major cities. -- from your cities. it is fragmented by dissension and much weakened. we can all agree that is good news. the al qaeda core is on the path to defeat. the two most dangerous affiliate's have suffered their worst setbacks in years. if we only had a static set of challenges, we would all be feeling great. but the tumultuous events of the last couple of years in the middle east and north africa have added complications to this picture. in mali, the islamists are tending to is -- consolidate their safe haven. and the subsequent rebellion with weapons from a libyan stocks in bamako have brought and stability. -- has brought instability. we can -- weakened domesti
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:45am EST
and stay there forever. to somalia to mauritania and mitterrand sent to afghanistan. until eventually the religious movement in nigeria became allied to al qaeda. this note is an admission which the government has been reluctant to make, but reflects actuarially. so there you have a volatile cocktail of politics and religion because the weapon, the motivation of the soldiers is to create an islamic state in nigeria. it's not something anybody troon says. it's the cds crossing each other and centrists we want an islamic state. in fact, one of the leaders went so far when the government's political leaders were proposing amnesty and so on. the secretion into that convert everyone to sit down and negotiate with him. and so each time you hit the government said please come talk to us, we will listen now. you said it so often and they know very well what the motivation is. that is the reason for the devastation of the north today, a kind show in which after years of independent, certain sections of the country considered the rest non-muslims, whether they're christian, whatever as subhuman
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00am EST
want to take over power and stay there forever. they sent us on alpha training to somalia, to somalia, to mauritania, later on some of them even to afghanistan -- all of these facts will be coming in. not just making them up -- until eventually the religious movement in northern nigeria became allied to al qaeda. this now is an admission which the government has been very reluctant to make but which reflects the actual reality. so there you have the full -- politics and religion because the weapon, the motivation of the foot soldiers, is to create an islamic state in nigeria. it's not something that anybody dreams of. there are videos, the usual two rifles crossing each other, and we want an islamic state. in fact, one of their leaders went so far, when the government was -- political leaders were proposing amnesty and talk, no, going to talk to the president as a christian, until he converts. then we're willing to sit down and negotiate with him. and so each time i hear the government say, oh, please come on, talk to us, we'll listen now. we don't know what you want. i said, don't be
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 8:00pm PST
pakistan, but yemen and somalia and elsewhere. but we have had remarkable success going after special operations against al qaeda here and we're continuing to do that. i think that, you know, the main challenge here is obviously to make sure there's no safe haven for al qaeda in which to conduct attacks but the key it that is an afghanistan that can secure and govern itself. those two are inner locked in terms of mission thatted with in afghanistan. >> what if they choose a taliban. you know, i'm very confident that the afghan people want to be sovereign. they want to be independent. they want to be free from the taliban. but they want to be able to determine their future. and that's okay. that's what needs to be done here. just to have an afghanistan that can determine. >> when you talk about defeating al qaeda, just thinking about some of the statistic here, there is still insurgency, 93 policemen in one day joined the taliban. do you think al qaeda will be defeated, even here? >> i think you can reach a point where you so significantly weaken al qaeda that, you know, although there
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
control and you'd have a circumstance like in somalia where there's no central government and al-qaeda and other terrorist groups could take root. i think this process has been underway for some time, and we saw its first real fan festation in -- manifestation in the attack on benghazi on september 11th. >> greta: in looking at libya, i don't know who is running the country. it's hard to negotiate the workout solutions or to do anything unless we have someone to work w. >> well, i think after the overthrow of gaddafhi, the opposition which was always a fractionated from the outset was unable to come together. the country has been historically divided between east and west since the breakup of the roman empire 1600 years ago. nothing new in that sense. the united states, the west as a whole, bears some responsibility here because after the overthrow of gaddafhi, the obama administration, britain, france just turned away from the problem, and so now we have this potential anarchic situation where the terrorists can take root. >> greta: so now what? what do we do? >> at this point trying
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
apprehended either. you have anarchy in somalia and yemen. and the administration just doesn't take it seriously. an administration obsessed with transforming the domestic american economy and quite comfortable with the decline in american influence overseas and techicolor it in tech any here in the next few days if the deal that they are talking about on capitol hill which does not include any solution for the defense sequestration problem of half a trillion dollars of additional cuts in our defense spending over the next several years if that kicks in as it now looks like it is going to, our ability to do much of anything around the world is going to be substantially decrease. >> that is troubling. some critics may jump on you for saying that the administration doesn't take the national security seriously. do you think that is really a fair assessment? >> i think in the list of obama's priorities national security is no where near the top. i think it makes him different from the long line of american presidents republican and democrats since franklin roosevelt after pearl harbor.
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
somalia. show to threat is still with and is so are some of the best people and most dedicated and devoted people address the threat. now i have the opportunity to introduce our chairman, who will in turn introduce general ham. chairman russ ramsey is a highly successful businessman and i don't think the university can ask for a better leader in terms of the trajectory george washington university is facing. so, mr. chairman, the floor is yours. thank you all for joining us. >> thank you, frank. good morning, everyone. on behalf of the entire board of trustees, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to gw today and it's a particular pleasure to welcome general carter ham. as chairman of the board of trustees here i have had the pleasure and opportunities to engage with some of the nation's finest. today it is a real treat as our featured speaker is a skilled practicer and a respected leader in the field of counterterrorism. most of you will know that general ham is the commander of the u.s. africa command, one of the six unified geographic departments in the department of defense. w
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
world's most dangerous places including cairo and the chaos in somalia. a man was shot in the neighborhood east of mondawmin mall. officers responded about 7:45 last night. no details about the gun man. yesterday, public aid was approved for carroll county and montgomery county for the repair of public property and roads. merced county can apply for assistance. is an garrett county still remain denied assistance. -- those in garrett county still remain denied assistance. >> we know how important pap tests are in the screening for cervical cancer. women should not panic if they have abnormal pap tests. >> sometimes is a yeast infection. of the time it is the human papilloma virus that is causing the abnormal pap. >> it is important to rule out cervical cancer. results can come in in about a week. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. one problem spot to talk about. a crash in northern baltimore county in the parkton area. delays forming around the area. 16 miles per hour on the northwest corner of t
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
several years has been to support what has turned out to be a successful effort in somalia to eliminate al qaeda of representatives, al-shabab, there. -- eliminate al qaeda representatives al-shabab there. >> what would be an mou for the second italian debt would not -- that would be different from what was there for the first battalion? are things missing? have other things been developed? what were those things? >> what we said to the drc government is that we want you to sign an mou with the united nations to prevent the recruitment and retention of child soldiers in your entire military, not just in the italians, but the entire military. -- in the battalions, but in the entire military. they have now done that. we also set as a part of this mou that there must be a complete leahy vetting of all lovey -- all of the participants. >> and that would be with a focus on human rights? gregg's exactly. -- >> exactly. and we also said you must keep them as a composite unit. you must equip them and keep them and paid -- you must pay them regularly. those are the things that we demanded the fi
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
committee knows well that the u.s. has many competing security priorities in africa, from somalia to sudan, to libya, to nigeria, the drc remains important because of the potential opportunity the lasting stability would bring and imperative to prevent mass awe toesty. one of the key threats facing them particularly in the eastern drc. calling themselves the fblr. undisciplined state security forces have proven to be a danger particularly when the forces are not well supported, have absorbed armed groups without vetting for human rights abuses, operate under a strait chain of command, or not trained in the legal obligations. the con influence of such security concerns is why they are following the drc and the great lakes region and actively involved with the state department colleagues to address them. the unfolding crisis highlights the government failure to provide effective security, governance, and services in the eastern prove enses. it is also highlighted the continued political and economic tensions between the drc and the eastern neighbors especially rwanda. outside support in part
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
holds. we should also remember in somalia al-shabaab controlled all but a few bucks in mogadishu and much of south and central somalia. against this backdrop would begin her tenure with us about what we need to do to be more effect to. in general, we believe we have to have a more comprehensive and the more genuinely strategic approach. we had to invigorate our diplomacy to strengthen the foreign partnerships absolutely vital to our success. we knew moreover whether military intelligence community and law enforcement agency of civilian agencies and also governments around the world were not yet sufficiently engaged and we recognize clearly that is not just to reduce the data such as we wanted. but that in that we put a high priority on two key areas. while that capacity building subcultures around the world can do a better job dealing with the threat within their borders and in their region and recognizing we had to address the deputy national security adviser john brennan had labeled the upstream factors of radicalization. the resolve to strengthen our work in countering violent
LINKTV
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
somalia and the more complex and risky to strikes in pakistan. >> i want people to understand that drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part, they have been very precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. we are very careful, in terms of how it has been applied. >> it was ramadan, we were about to break our fast with the children. we took a bite, said our prayers. the children had just started eating when the missile struck. my two sons and i were outside, but everyone inside was killed. three people were killed. my brother, my brother's son, and my brother in law. >> how many what people are you willing to sacrifice? why are you like to the american people and not saying how many innocents have been killed? >> in pakistan, he was killed because he wanted to document the drone strike. i speak out on behalf of the a 16-year-old killed in yemen, born in denver. >> in other news from syria, reports have emerged that the young syrian filmmaker was killed on monday in the city of hams. he appeared on the show in december. at the time be
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
-old child soldier in somalia and, you know, kids who have grown up in totalitarian regimes who are exposed to actual violence on a day-to-day basis and not our culture of video games and movies. >> well, that's right. in countries like that, people are coopted to become soldiers. they're forced to become violent. in our society, nobody is forced to become violent so it's a totally different culture. people make choices. >> and doctor, to your point, you know, i don't find either a link between video game consumption, for example, and rates of violent crime if we could put up the chart i was looking at earlier shows the united states as an outlier. overall in terms of violent crime but no correlation of high video game consumption and gun-related murders, this particular chart is. but so we don't see a link overall between violent content and not going to turn a normal individual in to a killer. but could it serve as a trigger for someone who was already mentally disturbed? >> well, if you're talking about copy-cat crimes, they do occur. meaning, let's say that millions of people wa
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
affairs in the classrooms because i have seen that in somalia, what is going on in syria right now, and it is about those particular weapons. i look out and realize that two years ago, i conducted a town hall just like this in the aftermath of the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords and the killing of those people around her in tucson, some of the same people who were there are here today. victims, families, all people crying out for at least at the very least, a dialogue, a sensible, rational conversation, a national discussion where we're not afraid to call it like it is. and that means to bring everybody to the table. that also means, piers, and i think everybody here would probably agree, it means cutting down the strawmen that are raised up when people get freaked out about this conversation. this is not about taking people's guns away. it's not taking the hunters' guns. not about the sporting guns. not about the private protection gun. it is about sensible gun laws. semiautomatic weapons, the kinds of things that make killing industrial strength, and i'll tell you, there is
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 7:00pm PST
war. we have seen afghanistan. we have seen iraq. we have seen somalia. bushed. this is worse. tell me how you reacting to what you are seeing. >> absolutely worse. when you are overseas, when you are in a war zone, you are seeing horrible things. you are seeing inhumane things happen to other people. even little children but you are in a war zone. you understand that you are in a war zone. there is collateral damage. this is a place where nothing bad ever happens, nothing bad ever happens to their children. they had so much to look forward to and it's just a horrible horrible incident. >> it is absolutely the worst thing ever. fox news correspondent molly line has been here since yesterday. i bet you, molly, that that seems like an awful long time ago. >> it has. it's been exceptionally sad. we had a chance today to finally hear really the most horrific details that really put into clarity what these children and the women who were trying to protect them suffered. the medical examiner stepping up to the microphone today and talking about the wounds that they suffer ultimately cause
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:45am EST
the success of the balkans and a panel and we were bloodied to bits in somalia that made people think we can do anything. and that's when geography got its revenge in the mountains and the desert sahara and afghanistan because the transformative moment for me i was embedded with the first battalion of the marine. en and coo eight in march of 2004 we were making an overland journey with several hundred miles to fallujah and it wasn't yet on the news, the battle of fallujah was still a month away, the first battle of fallujah and all we did this transport one marine battalion from one place to another, it wasn't particularly dangerous, but the statistics were absolutely immense. gas stations, mountains of water models, tool kits, the meals ready to eat. it was just immense logistical exercise to get the men and women in a material from kuwait to fallujah without any finding and you saw how the distance matters how you couldn't defeat distance through the latest technology. >> might be interesting for this audience a few personal life is the story of iraq and talk about your own views. t
CNN
Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
cover a number of these conflicts in africa. i cover somalia, darfur. just about everywhere else things are changing or getting a bit better in some cases. congo has stayed the same for almost ten years and that same is very disturbing state of anarchy. >> ironically, congo has enormous national resources, is a beautiful, lush country, right? >> yeah, it's spectacular. it is really one of the most beautiful places i've been anywhere. just last week, there was a huge volcano with streams of smoke shooting out of it. it's very lush. it's very fertile. the lakes are beautiful. the environment is clean. it's blessed with mineral riches, gold, timber, copper. diamonds, just about everything. that's part of the reason why we're seeing this fight. the u.s. government has tried to get their hands around this by passing this resource conflict legislation that tries to get their arms around better regulating the minerals that come out of congo. that hasn't really worked. it's not purely a mineral issue. it's a lot of power and control and politics. that's why this is so complicated and kee
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
somalia and everywhere else. look at the victims how selective he was. first graders. six years old and 7 years old. and any wonder the president was moved to tears and the nation was moved to tears and the pope, it is so unfathomable. what could have happened to this person that he would in any way feel that he was certified to commit this obacceptity. this will go down in history to be a day that will live in infamy and the make of a beautiful new england commun a place of horror and fear for these children? i can't, i can't, i swear, it is the nation's nightmare, bill, to think of the lives they led from the moment he burst in their classroom and ended their lives. what could those children have been thinking. you think about that and you want to take his remains and throw them to the winds and so ther not there. so evil. nthis happened in southerp russia. and this happened in norway in the island a year ago, and now happened here and we have had school shootings before, but never hitting a 6 year old child 11 times with a rifle. nlook at how columbine scarred us and changed the way sc
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
planners and weapons into ethiopia. shortly before the united states went into somalia to fight terrorist groups there we'll keep an eye on what is happening in somalia now. jon: new insight in the colorado murder massacre, e-mails offer thousands of glimpses into suspect james holmes personal life in days and weeks before that massacre. >>> plus medical insight after royal mom to be kate middleton ends up in the hospital with an acute case of morning sickness. the doctor is in coming up. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. jon: some new information now about the aurora theater massacre. the university of colorado releases thousands of e-mails pertaining to the suspect. the school releasing e-mails and other documents about james holmes while he was a graduate student there. holmes, as you know, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in july. alicia acuna with a lo
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm EST
and its affiliates. we continue to do it in yemen and somalia. al qaeda is seeking a new foothold throughout the middle east. and in countries like mali. it remains determined to attack the united states and remains one of the serious threats we must deal with. north korea, iran, continue to post a proliferation threat and are engaged in activities that are destabilizing north east asia and the middle east. the conflict in syria is bringing and violent end to a regime that harbors a large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons. and extremists seek to destabilize a nuclear arms pakistan. increasing military spending by rising powers in the asia- pacific region and turmoil across the middle east in north africa are altering the strategic landscape. at the same time, the nature of military conflict is changing. because of the new technologies like cyber and proliferation of missiles, we are seeing potential adversaries, state and non state actors alike acquire more advanced, hybrid and high- end capabilities designed to frustrate the conventional advantages of our armed forces.
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
somalia in its darkest times is the frequency of these kind of mass shootings which just doesn't happen -- single episodes happen in australia or the uk or other places, but then they don't recur again and again. so i think the president was saying something about the nature of us as a people. if there is something we can do to, again, not take guns away from people but find ways to have that right be balanced in a less destructive way with the rest of society's rights, i think his laying down a marker saying we have to ask who we are, what we accept as normal and can we countenance the idea of 20 little children being murdered in ten minutes. so i think it may be for those reasons and those that liz was saying, it could be a turning point. >> thanks to both of you for being with us this morning. james mentioned those 20 little children. well, funerals for two of those victims are going to be held today. services for 6-year-old noah pozner will take place. 6-year-old jack pinto will be laid to rest this afternoon in newtown. he was a huge fan of giants wide receiver victor cruz. cruz ho
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